At special occasions like the Holidays we pretty much blanket the walls of our house in Coloring Pages. In December there are pictures of Santa, Rudolph the Reindeer, Sleighs, Christmas Trees, Elves, Carol Singers and much more all over the house. While at Halloween no matter where you go in our home there will probably be a Pumpkin, Bat, Little Devil or Ghoul staring at you! I am careful to pack them all away carefully afterwards and intend to still be using them decades from now, much to the probable embarrassment of my son. So if you are a parent and are looking for easy and low cost ways to spend quality time with your children I would say use Coloring Pages, you really can't go wrong with them.
Coloring pages are a great way to entertain children during travel or on a rainy day. Once a child has grasped the basics, they may color to their heart's content with very little supervision required by parents. In addition to occupying a child's time and imagination, handling crayons can prepare a child's brain and hands for skills required to learn handwriting. While an adult may feel the sky must always be blue and the grass green, a child will experiment with all of the colors. Be sure to show pride in your child's creation and reserve a spot on the refrigerator for their best works of art.
You can choose coloring pages in any number of different themes, for either boys or girls. At Thanksgiving, select holiday themed sheets and encourage the youngsters to put them up around the house.